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Norway Chess: Pragg goes down to Liren, Vaishali beats Humpy

Updated on: 30 May,2024 07:54 AM IST  |  Norway
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The second round of the prestigious event saw all three classical games ending up in a draw once again.

Norway Chess: Pragg goes down to Liren, Vaishali beats Humpy

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Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa lost to World Champion Ding Liren in the Armageddon tie-breaker after the two played out a draw under normal time control in the second round of the Norway Chess tournament here.


The second round of the prestigious event saw all three classical games ending up in a draw once again.


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India’s prodigy Praggnanandhaa, who went with a 2-0 head-to-head lead against Liren, played out his first classical draw in the main event.

But the Chinese GM won in the Armageddon tie-breaker.

In the women’s section, R Vaishali defeated fellow Indian Koneru Humpy to register her first classical win in the tournament. Despite Humpy’s slight advantage in the opening, a critical blunder under time pressure allowed Vaishali to claim victory.

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